It feels like it’s officially Summer here in Cornwall.
And I for one am trying to soak in as much sun and warmth as I possible can! It kind of gets like that when you’ve been through 6 months of grey, wind and rain – you get obsessive about squeezing as much as you can out of each sunny moment, and feel guilty if you miss a second of it by being indoors and doing, y’know, work and chores and important things…
But what could be so important that you miss out on a day like this?
Unfortunately, a whole load of things.
Things have been pretty crazy around here recently. We’ve been having some home renovations done, which look great, but require time in the evenings and weekends to clear up and go to the dump (fun). I decided to start yet another project with AllTheFrenchies.com which is probably not what I needed to do right now, but hey, #passionprojectsforlife. I’ve been having a crazy influx of design projects coming in – which is amazing – but it’s swept me off my feet a little!
And to top it all off, my car tragically died last week, and so now I am car-less until mid-June. This is definitely a first world problem, but an absolute nightmare when you live in Cornwall with flaky public transport and the requirement to travel to important meetings for work!
I read Alex’s post ‘When Time Stops’ over the weekend, and agreed with basically everything she wrote! Life is running away with me a bit at the moment, and it’s so rare (and so nice!) to have the occasional moment – like this one at Hayle beach – to stop and breathe.
I’ve never quite got my head around what a work-life balance looks like for me; I kind of believe that if you love what you do, then work can blend into life and that’s okay. And I do love what I do, but I also love having moments of creativity and freedom to think.
I’m just going to have to try and manage my time a little better; leaving room for freedom to think and exploring ideas, whilst keeping a healthy workflow. It’s a struggle for all freelancers, I’m sure.
But for the next few booked-out, car-less weeks I hope I won’t have too much FOMO about the great weather! I’m ready to make sure that once I have a new car and my sanity back I’ll have plenty of time to enjoy it all.
Pepper sure knows how to enjoy her free time!